'Nation to Nation'? Indigenous people and the Trudeau government

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"The intent of the Trudeau government's National Termination Policy Framework (White Paper 2.0) is to fiscally coerce Indigenous Peoples to consent to Termination of collective rights of Indigenous Nations, Band by Band so the provinces have clear jurisdiction and title to lands, territories and resources."

https://twitter.com/RussDiabo/status/1227268155237654528

Trudeau's real 'Wreck-'n-sell-yer-Nation' policy.

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Manitoba chiefs exploring Cuban offer to send doctors to First Nations communities

A group of First Nations in Manitoba says the Cuban government has offered to provide health-care resources for communities in need.

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs Organization made the announcement at a media conference Friday in Havana, where a delegation of Manitoba First Nations leaders and health technicians have spent the past week discussing a potential partnership with the communist nation.

Cuba has a program where it will send a number of trained health professionals to work in other countries, according to Daniels.

The country is offering to ship contractual doctors to First Nations communities, and teach Indigenous students at the Latin American School of Medicine, Cuba's international medical school, Daniels said.

"Our nations are in the middle of a health transformation process … however we all agree on one thing: we need way more health-care professional providers," said Daniels.....

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Nunavut MP on housing tour describes mould-infested homes and furniture freezing to walls

Poor ho​using means people lose their children or get trapped in abusive relationships, says Mumilaaq Qaqqaq

There's no way Canada can even begin to address issues facing Inuit until it adequately funds housing in Nunavut, says NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq.

The first-time MP, whose election platform centred on Nunavut's housing crisis, is currently touring communities in the territory to collect photos and stories from residents about their living conditions. 

She says she's met people living in overcrowded homes that are falling apart and reek of mould, and heard stories about homes that get so cold that the beds freeze to the wall. 

"Violence, abuse, deaths, mental health — I don't think that we can start addressing those things until there is adequate housing and people are not living in overcrowded homes and mouldy homes," Qaqqaq told As It Happens guest host Helen Mann. 

"We're talking about a basic human right, and we need to start from there."

As of October 2019, around 5,000 people in Nunavut were waiting for public housing, and about half of Nunavut's 38,000 residents lived in overcrowded homes. 

In August 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Iqaluit to announce $290 million over eight years to build housing in the territory.

However, the announcement was a re-hashing of two previous funding commitments — $240 million earmarked in 2017 for a national housing strategy, and another $50 million from the Canada-wide Investing in Affordable Housing initiative. The most recent budget contained no new money for housing.

"The amount of maintenance that is needed throughout the territory, the homes that already are totally mould-infested that need repairs, it's not even enough to keep up with what is currently here. And we already know that housing is a dire need," Qaqqaq said.

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Qaqqaq has toured parts of the Kitikmeot and Kivalliq regions of Nunavut in the hopes of bringing greater attention to the housing crisis. She spoke to As It Happens on Wednesday from Rankin Inlet, and next plans to visit Baker Lake before heading to Ottawa next week. 

"I've been describing it as mould boxes, basically. Some homes, before you even enter, you can smell the mould," she said.

"I'm sitting in homes for 10, 15 minutes and I can feel it. I'm starting to get sneezy, I'm starting to feel stuffy. Imagine people that are living in those situations."

While those images may seem shocking to some, Qaqqaq says they're nothing new,.

"The entirety of the history of the relationship between Inuit and the federal government has never been good. We have never, ever in that relationship seen adequate housing, livable costs or year-round clean drinking water," she said. 

"It's not by choice that Inuit went to residential school, had forced relocation, had their dogs slaughtered. The colonial history has been so impactful, and it's still very much in your face. And the federal government does less than the bare minimum to address the concern."....

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Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization

Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization provides a variety of Indigenous perspectives on the history of colonialism, current Indigenous activism and resistance, and outlines the path forward to reconciliation. Originally released as a free e-book, the audio version features renowned Indigenous writers Taiaiake Alfred, Glen Coulthard, Russell Diabo, Beverly Jacobs, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Kanahus Manuel, Jeffrey McNeil-Seymour, Pamela Palmater, Shiri Pasternak, Nicole Schabus, Senator Murray Sinclair, and Sharon Venne. The late Arthur Manuel’s writings are read by his grandson, Mahekan Anderson. FPSE has been proud to partner with Nuxalk Radio to produce the audio version of this essential work. 

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New Indigenous advisory committee has no power over Canada’s energy projects

An Indigenous Advisory Committee may be comprised of "respected voices in their communities," but it's unclear how much of a say they'll have during discussions about future energy projects.

The Canada Energy Regulator announced the committee last week.

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has only existed for about a year, having taken over the jurisdiction of the National Energy Board, an independent agency that regulated the country’s pipelines and power lines for nearly 60 years.

After more than a year of public consultations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government created the new energy regulator as part of a plan to modernize federal energy regulations. A big focus of the modernization process was improving the government’s relationship with Indigenous communities, many of whom are directly impacted by natural gas pipeline projects.

On Aug. 26, an Indigenous Advisory Committee of nine members was announced, some with direct ties to energy industries. The committee is described as a “key part of the CER’s commitment to advance reconciliation” put in place to advise the agency on how to approach Indigenous communities and increase their involvement in energy projects.

But while the committee has an overarching advisory role on strategic reconciliation and Indigenous values, its members have no authority over CER-regulated projects, operational matters or regulatory decision-making. The committee will also not advise on any decisions or orders made by the agency, as outlined in their mandate.

The National Energy Board, the energy regulator's predecessor, was criticized for its lack of consultation with Indigenous groups over major pipeline projects. Most notably, the Trans Mountain Pipeline which crossed through several unceded, First Nations lands in B.C.

Leaks from the pipeline have also resulted in devastating environmental losses. On June 13, a spill near Abbotsford, B.C., left crude oil over fields used by the Sumas First Nation for pasturing cows near an aquifer the nation uses for their water source. It was the fourth time the pipeline had spilled oil on to the reserve in the last 15 years......

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#1492LandBackLane

https://twitter.com/1492LBL/status/1301861841002348546

"The OPP will be coming back today to read amendments to the injunction after a week of arrests. Police claim they are being peaceful while they criminalize Haudenosaunee researchers and journalists, attempting to silence their work. Update from last night..."

NDPP

Mi'kmaq Chiefs Declare a State of Emergency

https://twitter.com/RMComedy/status/1307040814162415626

"Media in Canada would be smart to turn their heads here. This is getting scary and violent and we've already been here on the east coast..."

 

Conflict Over Mi'kmag Lobster Fishing Continues in Nova Scotia (and vid)

https://twitter.com/APTNNews/status/1307100721859485697

"Trina Roache joins host Dennis Ward in studio from Halifax to give context and analysis of the lobster conflict raging in Nova Scotia. 'This is not an illegal fishery..."

NDPP

A MUST READ by Karl Dockstader About 1492 LandBackLane

https://twitter.com/bevisiting/status/1303685260023074817

 Six Nations of Grand River - ongoing resistance and sovereignty actions.

Pondering

Thanks for all the links. Watched and read everything. Canada needs to negotiate the treaties and land claims in good faith.

kropotkin1951

Here is Pam Palmater's timely video about her own nation.

In this video, we talk about the historical and legal context to the current Mi'kmaw State of Emergency declared by the Assembly of Novia Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs due to the racist and violent attacks by non-native fisherman against Mi'kmaw fishers. We also talk about the legacy of Donald Marshall Jr., whose court case resulted in a Supreme Court of Canada decision upholding our treaty right to fish and sell it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Y8P9MZWds

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Six Nations research shows Canada owes $6 trillion dollars for Six Nations money spent by the colonial government on everything from the Law Society of Upper Canada, to McGill, to the pre-Confederation government's public and war debt.

NDPP

WATCH: "Since CBC News cut my speech from their broadcast and silenced another Indigenous voice, I'll post it hear..."

https://twitter.com/dakotabear1993/status/1312580778560114689

NDPP

#CanadianGenocide: Like Father like Son

https://twitter.com/terrilltf/status/131091180511750913

"WATCH: Webinar on how the Trudeau government has been using UNDRIP as cover to push his National Termination Plan. Panel with Mohawk policy analyst Russell Diabo, Cree Lawyer Sharon Venne and Chief Judy Wilson."

https://twitter.com/RussDiabo/status/1311166790131736576

NDPP

Ottawa blames retired senator, survivors for undermining trust in residential schools compensation system

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/ottawa-stannes-legal-compensation-1.5...

"...The filing asks judges overseeing the compensation process to launch a review into how Ottawa handled cases involving St Anne's residential school in northern Ontario. It was one of Canada's most notorious residential schools where a homemade electric chair was just one form of punishment used on First Nations children.

The government's court filing uses a statement from Sinclair - who told CBC News in December 2020 that Ottawa wasn't living up to its promises on reconciliation in its handling of St Anne's cases - to try to bolster its argument that public criticism has hurt the image of the compensation process to such a degree only a review could mend the damage..."

NDPP

Turning a blind eye to Pierre Trudeau's unseemly Indigenous assimilation plan

https://twitter.com/RussDiabo/status/1402626151013568515

"During his infamous Valentines Day (February 14, 2018 ['rights & recognition' statement]) Justin Trudeau deliberately omitted reference to his father's 1969 White Paper as part of his stealth and deception approach to Indigenous Policy!"

 

"Speaking of apologies...Charlie Angus NDP has yet to apologize for this Tweet. He has ignored multiple entreaties from several people and further Matthew Green NDP, and Jagmeet Singh think it's OK to talk to Russ Diabo this way and then pretend it's just fine. Shameful NDP"

https://twitter.com/LNemmett/status/1402508203439669249

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CANDRIP (Bill C-15) Is Based On A Lie

https://twitter.com/RussDiabo/status/1407871485759213572

"Indigenous activist networks call on grassroots FNs, and their allies to join in a resistance campaign to fight CANDRIP (C-51): Canada's colonial 'action-plan."

'July 1st, 2021: Indigenous International Rebellion Day!'

NDPP

"For the past 6 years Trudeau government has made changes to federal policy/law and structure to move First Nations (Indians) into an Indigenous Melting Plot with Metis and Inuit by imposing 10 principles for recolonization, dissolving Dept of Indian Affairs*, and creating two new 'Indigenous Depts'."

https://twitter.com/RussDiabo/status/1409705205571100696

*And dissolving with it all remaining unsatisfied obligations owed to FNs by the Canadian Crown. The usurpation-as-genocide continues under the guise of 'reconcilation' and 'building a new relationship'.

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And dissolving with it all remaining unsatisfied obligations owed to FNs by the Canadian Crown.

??? The Indian Act has survived many shufflings of DIA/DIAND/INAC etc. Although its ostensible intentions are often unfulfilled, it has not been altered since 1951. It emphatically has not been dissolved. Its legal obligations remain unaltered.

NDPP

Abolishing the Indian Act means eliminating First Nations' rights

https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/abolishing-the-indian-act-means-eliminat...

"The Indian Act is used as a target to deflect blame for racist decisions made by the federal government; a clever guise to force the surrender of all First Nations' rights. Indigenous thought leaders like Russell Diabo have long warned about the danger in falling for the government's Indian Act abolishment agenda..."

So don't.

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Russell Diabo have long warned about the danger in falling for the government's Indian Act abolishment agenda..."

So don't.

Please point me to where this abolishment agenda is clearly detailed by the government. I want to read it.

NDPP

Trudeau Promises to End the Indian Act in Cabinet Shuffle

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/trudeau-shuffles-cabinet-a...

 

The Failure of the National 'Reconciliation Plan'

https://youtu.be/dqGBYTAD-GU

"Trudeau government's failed national reconciliation plan."

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@NDPP, I'm asking you to show me or refer me to the 'government's Indian Act abolishment agenda' that you're telling me not to 'fall for'.

NDPP

The materials I've already presented by Pam Palmater, Russ Diabo and the PM's undertaking in the G&M are quite enough to get you started. You are quite capable of  doing your own further research, I'm sure.

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NDPP wrote:

Russell Diabo have long warned about the danger in falling for the government's Indian Act abolishment agenda..."

So don't.

Please point me to where this abolishment agenda is clearly detailed by the government. I want to read it.

The proper answer to my question would be that no such visible, detailed agenda exists, although individuals may personally harbour such an agenda and others may imagine or even insist they know what it is.

Pondering

NDPP wrote:

The materials I've already presented by Pam Palmater, Russ Diabo and the PM's undertaking in the G&M are quite enough to get you started. You are quite capable of  doing your own further research, I'm sure.

I don't think it requires further reading. The two links you provided were enough. No, he does not say it in literally those words. It is implied by his actions. For example, when buying TM, Trudeau did not say he would run roughshot over indigenous rights but we all knew it was his declaration to indigenous people in opposition to give up. He didn't actually say "Now that I have bought this pipeline resistance is futile because the rest of Canada won't want to lose the investment." The message was still plain to see.

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Apparently I'm being entreated to not 'fall for' what some people think is implied by Mr Trudeau's actions, even including things Mr Trudeau did not say; as well as invisible messages that they themselves consider 'plain to see'.

How exactly could I 'fall for' any of this? There's nothing there to fall for, nothing actual - its as vague & wooly as you could get.

Nothing constructive there on how to accommodate indigenous peoples' ambitions; how to find mutually acceptable ways to do that and arrive at a humane & harmonious partnership with them. It's all about someone's dislike of Mr Trudeau and/or his government.

I deplore the present state of affairs regarding race relations, global warming, pollution etc, etc, etc.; but it IS what it IS and it's what we have to deal with. I'm suspicious about the motives of politicians but they are also part of the state of affairs we have to deal with (as is the flawed electoral system that got some of them to where they are).

I think most of the talk on these forums achieves almost nothing. Too much of people arguing or back-slapping each other, and litle if any open exploration of what any of us can parctically do. I would like to do whatever I can to advance specific initiatives if I see them as constructive, but admonitions that I not fall for someone's visualisation of yet another person's implied agenda - Not useful at all.

Probably responding to this kind of post is what I should stop falling for.

 

Pondering

Maybe you should stop expecting answers from a forum message board when the answers are simple to find. 

https://redpaper.yellowheadinstitute.org/

As to specific actions you can take petitions, voting, and demonstrations are the only activities I know of. You could join the Green Party to support Lascaris. 

 

Pondering

I find this confusing:

Nothing constructive there on how to accommodate indigenous peoples' ambitions; how to find mutually acceptable ways to do that and arrive at a humane & harmonious partnership with them. It's all about someone's dislike of Mr Trudeau and/or his government.

There is no mutually acceptable way. The government does not want to honor it's legal obligations. If the government wanted to settle treaties it would be done. 

Indigenous peoples do not want the Canadian government to give them charity. They want their rights honored. That would remove the barriers to their solving whatever issues they face which will take decades to address. 

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These are issues which are and should be confusing to a thoughtful person.

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Pondering wrote:

Maybe you should stop expecting answers from a forum message board when the answers are simple to find.

Maybe I should stop reading the posts of snide & snarky members. Maybe I will. Might not leave me much to read? We'll see.

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As to specific actions you can take petitions, voting, and demonstrations are the only activities I know of.  You could join the Green Party to support Lascaris.

Reminds me of a Mort Sahl piece - "running around shouting 'Where can I vote, where can I vote?' "

I won't be joining ANY political party or 'supporting' any politician.

Pondering

I was being neither snide nor snarky. I am pointing out that if you really want or wanted to know what Land back means it is very easy to find. I don't ask people here to tell me what neoliberalism is or give me information that is readily available in digestable format.  

I'm finding your comments disingenuous. There is no justification for not providing clean water. There is no justification for our refusal to negotiate the many treaties that are being left unresolved. No nicey nice lets sit down and have a chat together will make any headway. The government just uses it to stall so they can create facts on the ground like in Israel. 

There are only two paths forward both of which are being taken. The courts and militancy including involving the UN and blockades. 

The solution is for the government to stop arresting indigenous people trying to protect their land. 

PS What specifically do you find confusing. 

kropotkin1951

The Heiltsuk Nation is showing one of the paths forward.

But the purchase of the resort and marina for $12.7 million, made possible using funds secured through a reconciliation agreement signed with the Canadian government, and protocol deals with the Widsten family, is a step toward reconciliation in action, and a reason to feel celebratory and hopeful, said Slett.

“We as a Nation are leaders in reconciliation, and we have a process that we have defined as haíɫcístut, which means to turn something around and make it right again.”

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/heiltsuk-day-heiltsuk-reclaim-l...

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https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/heiltsuk-day-heiltsuk-reclaim-l...

That really sounds like a good-news story and perhaps an example of what true reconciliation could look like. If I read it correctly, the move to re-acquire the land (together with the business located on it) was a Heiltsuk Nation initiative, the government co-operated by financing it, and the even the erstwhile settler was compensated.

NDPP

"Without Sovereignty and Control of Assets and critical resources, without Vision informed by Spirituality, without Kinship and healthy families and Clans and Bands, without Person Efficacy (health and viability) of individuals, no nation, especially one surrounded by hostile forces that consider its mere existence a 'threat' of some sort, will grow, develop or even survive and be sustained..."

Some Indigenous and/vs Eurocentric Approaches to Economic Development and Sustainability

https://linkedin.com/pulse/some-indigenous-andvs-eurocentric-approaches-...

Pondering

NDPP wrote:

"Without Sovereignty and Control of Assets and critical resources, without Vision informed by Spirituality, without Kinship and healthy families and Clans and Bands, without Person Efficacy (health and viability) of individuals, no nation, especially one surrounded by hostile forces that consider its mere existence a 'threat' of some sort, will grow, develop or even survive and be sustained..."

Some Indigenous and/vs Eurocentric Approaches to Economic Development and Sustainability

https://linkedin.com/pulse/some-indigenous-andvs-eurocentric-approaches-...

Awesome link. I get the anti-capitalist thing now. Dare I :)

I'm going to read it multiple times and likely take notes to try to weave it into my understanding of the direction we need to take. 

Pondering

This is the part I would quote and would like to memorize.

Core Values

Western(Capitalist) vs. Indigenous[12]

Competition vs. Harmony

Materialism vs. Prudence

Acquisition vs. Reciprocity

Accumulation vs. Distribution

Ownership vs. Kinship

Growth vs. Sustainability

Immediacy vs. Caring for Future Generations

Capitalists would have us believe that to live with the values of indigenous peoples would reduce our standard of living. It would likely reduce the standard of living for the mega-wealthy and the jet set but the standard of living and quality of life would improve for the middle class and below which is most people. The 99%.

NDPP

Re Heiltsuk Nation

https://www.bctreaty.ca/heiltsuk-nation

Referred to by traditional-sovereigntists as The BC Trick or Treaty Process, Haida matriarch Lavina White aptly defined this process as 'the legitimization of the theft of our lands.'

 

Heiltsuk Nation and BC Sign Model Reconciliation Agreement

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021IRR0031-001188

BC model wreck-and-silly-nation agreement...Heiltsuk ride BC/Canada's termination and extinguishment express. No surprise either to find Murray Rankin involved in this example of 'true reconciliation' aka more neocolonialism...

https://yvesengler.com/2019/03/01/good-riddance-to-ndp-mp-who-is-pro-isr...

kropotkin1951

The Heiltsuk have bought into the treaty process. I know that if I was an indigenous person I would not vote for my nation to be involved in the process but I am not and the choices are not easy. Back in the late '90's I was approached to work with a nation on their negotiation team but I declined. I didn't want to end up the fat white lawyer sucking money out of the treaty process. The leadership of the Heiltsuk has chosen a path and they believe it is the right one for them so I hope they succeed in building themselves a better future, no matter what the colonial rules are they have to play under.

kropotkin1951

Of note the Heiltsuk are only at Stage 4 of the treaty process and have not sold their birth right and that this deal is not part of the treaty process but a separate "reconciliation" process.

The "extinguishment" path is a hard one to walk and so far that is the biggest barrier to treaties and the reason that many nations have slowed the pace.

NDPP

'Heiltsuk reclaim land in historic $12.7 million buyback' - Van Sun

https://twitter.com/RussDiabo/status/1411411317626445825

"When #Landback means #Buyback."

"There is an inherent contradiction in buying your land back from the guy that stole it. Put differently, even if you know he stole it, by buying it back you accept that it's legally his."

https://twitter.com/1mohawklawyer/status/1411442999826042882

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https://twitter.com/RussDiabo/status/1411411317626445825

"There is an inherent contradiction in buying your land back from the guy that stole it.

If the transfer is paid for by the government that enabled the previous ownership, one can legitimately view it as a signifficant step in the rifgt direction.

NDPP

Cancel Canada

https://rabble.ca/news/2021/06/cancel-canada

"Firstly, Canada attempts to terminate or assimilate First Nations, in fact, cancelling their existence. Then Canada misunderstands Indigenous peoples by offering mainstream or western solutions as supposed fixes to genocide. 'Decolonization  will require a change in the order of the world,' wrote Franz Fanon in 1963. Indeed..."

"Decolonization, rather than reconciliation, is not obliged to ask or answer questions that center the settler concern. Decolonization is accountable to Indigenous sovereignty and futurity..."

Indeed.

"A year-long occupation by Six Nations land defenders has forced the cancellation of a major housing project in Caledonia, Ont, the developer said."

https://twitter.com/CBCIndigenous/status/1411052184754601984

#Landback

NDPP

'Appointment of Michael Wernick as top federal bureaucrat in Ottawa should be of concern...'

https://twitter.com/Terrilltf/status/1412079391769731074

"He was called the Terminator as he enforced and oversaw Harper's First Nations Termination Plan. His appointment along with the current toxic culture during Carolyn Bennett's rule in the CIRNAC office is also indefensible."

 

'We'll keep them in the ghettos as long as they want' - PET

https://twitter.com/Terrilltf/status/1411875658209259524

Nowadays Justin Trudeau continues to 'hold the rations' and keeps the under-funding going until FNs comply and sign on to modern agreements to become 4th order of government - ethnic municipalities. Like his father said 'we'll keep them in the ghetto as long as they want."

And also, on Canada's genocidal, colonialist crimes and violations: 'Don't speak to me of your historical might-have-beens.'

NDPP

Colonization & the use of money to entice impoverished FNs...

https://twitter.com/1mohawklawyer/status/1412766874610323456

"Cowessess Agreement signed under Bill C-92, The Indigenous Child & Family Services Act is a precedent to be used on other historic Treaty Bands. It's more confirmation historic Treaties (like 1-11) are subject to Canada's 'assumed Crown Sovereignty' as the successor state to England."

Canada's usurpation-as-genocide/'extinguishment by consent' continues.

 

NDPP

"We have been fighting against federal Indian bands participating in the BC Treaty Commission Process because of the government mandate of Genocide and land theft and thief and council not proper title holders to negotiate anything and bctc is an extinguishment process."

https://twitter.com/KanahusFreedom/status/1413124105419689988

NDP's zionist 'extinguisher' Rankin's been rank for a while. See also #340.

kropotkin1951

I sat on the Lower Mainland Regional Advisory Board (RAC) and this memo does not in anyway surprise me. I took advanced "aboriginal" law and wrote a forty page critic of the BC Court of Appeal's decision in Delgamuukw. I called it racist and genocidal and got an A. When the SCC agreed with me in part and overthrew the decision I sat as a labour representative on the RAC. I quite after a couple of years because it was clear that the only thing that had changed were the tactics. All political parties and business leaders agreed that "certainty" that is relinquishment of indigenous title was the immediate and over arching priority. That was Canada's genocidal response to its own courts telling its indigenous people they still had rights under the Charter. I had the opportunity to make a very good living being a "negotiator" on either side of this extinquishment project. I decided that representing workers was a better fit.

NDPP

31 years after the 'Oka Crisis':

Kanien:keha'ka land disputes ongoing (and vid)

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2239366

Sovereignty is the answer - Canada is the problem. #landback #decolonize

NDPP

"For the past 6 years the Trudeau government has used the AFN and other Chiefs' orgs and colonial Indian Act Band Council/Band Office system to re-colonize NOT decolonize First Nations - even 2007 version of UNDRIP Art. 18 recognizes Indigenous People's own institutions and procedures."

https://twitter.com/RussDiabo/status/1414731257104187393

 

"When the Indian elite quislings and compradors accepted the lie of CANDRIP (Bill C-15) they accepted the Trudeau govt's 4th level ethnic 'Indigenous governance' to be applied to all tables including those Haudenosaunee, Mi'kmaw, Secwepemc, Wet'suwet'en, etc are at!"

https://twitter.com/RussDiabo/status/1414609464540508164

Usurpation-as-genocide - 'extinguishment by consent' -  Canada's final solution to the 'Indian Question'

'Our object is to continue until there is not a single Indian in Canada that has not been absorbed into the body politic and there is no Indian question...' Indian Affairs, Canada, 1920

Sovereignty is the answer Canada is the problem. #landback

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